The Poppy Patch, Oil, enamel, acrylic and ink on canvas, 136 x 103 x 3cm.
Poppies aren’t the cultivated flowers of regal gardens, they are divine wild polka dots which grow amidst tangled grass and twisted branches. Poppies sway in the breeze, bending their heads and bowing to nature. Beautiful flashes of red shining boldly against summer blue skies and verdant green undergrowth. In the poppy patch I wanted to capture the wildness of the scene. The beauty of untamed nature, feral and raw and perfect. The poppy patch has a torn, windswept blue sky which indicates the movement of wind. The poppies sit amidst tangled roses and delicate foxgloves. Vibrant dandelion heads peak through the undergrowth and delicate butterflies crown the scene. I used an abstract expressionist technique using enamel and acrylic paints to draw in the picture to keep the scene chaotic and wild and then used rich oil paint to develop shape and definition to the floral hillside. The poppy patch is a large painting measuring 136 x 103 x 3cm. It is ready to hang and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity. All paintings are shipped in custom made wooden crates to ensure their safe delivery